Harry Hard-On By Allan Rayman

Allan Rayman | Harry Hard-On | Rating: 8/11 | Harry Hard-On has something of a telltale heart. Not the kind from a murdered dead guy that haunts Allan Rayman with the drone of its constant postmortem beating. No, not like that: that would be weird. Instead, Rayman has flipped his mysterious script just enough to find himself a touch less shaded and […]

Allan Rayman (The Troubadour)

The Troubadour | Los Angeles, CA | March 31, 2017 | Photo Credit: Michelle Shiers Armed with a bottle of Coppola wine and two production mates manning a laptop/synths and electric guitar (that guitar, a sharply righteous sonic accent), Allan Rayman brought his shadowy alter, Mr. Roadhouse, to vibrant life on the stage with his Hotel Tour effectively checking the Troubadour into Hotel […]

Roadhouse 01 By Allan Rayman

Allan Rayman | February 24, 2017 | Rating: 9/11 “I am the wolf / I walk alone” In those words lie, for the curious and the uninitiated, the crux of the Allan Rayman narrative and begs that we forgo individual song dissection or a bullet point list of the worth of Roadhouse 01’s 13 songs: it deserves better than being […]

5 Albums You May Have Missed: 2018

Jesus H. Christ, what a shit show of a year. Not musically, folks. No, musically, we were fine and thank God for that because between drowning in the abyss of political news sewage and the faith-in-humanity crushing fucktard/orange beanbag that resides in Washington DC (still at a loss as to how many boneheads voted for that), glimmers of hope were […]

Music On, World Off: The Silent (But Timely) Comedy

“This album is a collection of anthems for dark times,” says Joshua Zimmerman. “Given the state of society today, we feel this is a perfect time to release Enemies Multiply.” Zimmerman, his brother Jeremiah, Chad Lee and Justin Buchanan are the Silent Comedy and on Friday, October 19th their long suffered and awaited third album will be released into the […]

10 Artists To Watch In 2017

This is the part of the program where I do that end-of-the-year thing and get all predictive, hence my annual 10 Artists To Watch, version 2017. These days there’s no such thing as a sure bet but, where these artists are concerned, the odds are looking pretty sweet. The folks below are either fresh faces who have displayed a boatload of promise or […]

5 (Plus 5 More) Albums You May Have Missed: 2016

Slouching towards – no, not Bethlehem – the end of the year, some may find themselves in a gentle repose awash in the glow of the year’s merciful bounty… I am not one of those people. If your feelings run similar, please join me in bidding 2016 a hearty “Fuck you and the horse you rode in on.” while setting […]